Gracemarie Cretella“William Woods to this day is one of the best opportunities that ever happened to me. It provides a safe environment that challenges its students to attain their chosen dream. It instills the values of leadership, education and compassion, always being a beacon that illuminates our paths forever.” Gracemarie Serafina Cretella, theatre graduate, professional actress

Michael Dodson“William Woods has given me the tools I need to further my knowledge and prepare me for a career in theatre. As a non-traditional student, I was most impressed with the acceptance of not only the theatre department, but also the campus community as a whole. The theatre department offers acting and technical roles in main stage productions, as well as the Jester's Club, Second Season productions. The opportunities for self-expression are always available for those students who take the initiative and have the drive to make things happen.” Michael Dodson, theatre major


Jennifer Costella"The art program was a great experience for me. The classes were small and the professors really cared about the students. This program helped me to grow as an artist." Jennifer Costello, studio art graduate, founder and owner of Arctic Cards, LLC, St. Louis, Mo.

Maggie Stolzberg"William Woods enabled me to academically achieve- to gain a higher level of knowledge in fine arts, photography and business administration, which prepared me to excel in the professional world. The Woods taught me how to find balance in weaving academic, athletic and social interests into my life. The relationships I developed with my instructors and staff enabled me to be dedicated to my academics. The intimate class setting was a positive for me because I could ask questions, feel that I added something to the class as an individual and knew that if I needed extra help the instructor was always available to assist me. The knowledge I gained is invaluable. It has enabled me to develop interpersonal relationships with confidence." Maggie Stolzberg, studio art graduate, photographer and owner of Maggie Stolzberg Studios, St. Louis, Mo., and Boca Raton, Fla.

Graphic Design

Toby Stowe“My education at WWU undoubtedly provided me with a solid foundation that has allowed me to work my way up and continue the tradition of growth and excellence in my company. My experience and education at William Woods was not just limited to the classroom. The conversations with professors after class and the countless extracurricular activities provided me with more education than one could have ever hoped for.” Toby Stowe, graphic design graduate, now president of Design Supply, Inc., and DS Wholesale, Inc,. in Kansas City, Mo.

Holly Dirnberger“William Woods had a tremendous positive influence on me. I feel as if my professors truly cared about my development as a professional designer and fine artist. Without their talent and guidance, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I enjoyed my WWU college experience immensely.” Holly Dirnberger, graphic design graduate, designer and illustrator for Red Letter Communications, Inc., in Cape Girardeau, Mo.